British Reining Team at the World Equestrian Games 2010
For those of you who are new to the sport, here’s a brief outline of Team Great Britain Reining.
Since Reining was first adopted as an FEI discipline in 2000, Team GBR has competed at every CRIO (Concours Reining International Official). From the first World Equestrian Games in Jerez (2002), to the first World Reining Championships in Manerbio (2008), our riders and owners have shown determination and dedication to the sport despite being almost entirely self-funded.
Team GBR has consistently competed for medals, high spots being the 2008 World Championship result which saw Team GBR missing the bronze medal by just 5 ½ points, two European Championships (2003 and 2007) where the margin between the team and a medal was just half a point at both competitions and the silver individual medal won by Roseanne Sternberg in 2003.
This level of achievement was surpassed last year when Team GBR won the bronze medal at the European Championships in Kreuth, Germany. The team, Doug Allen, Tammy Greaves, Lee Rutter and Francesca Sternberg finally won the elusive team medal, narrowly missing out on silver.
2010 saw Team GBR competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington Kentucky.
Two British riders, Doug Allen and Lee Rutter, qualified for the individual final and finished in 10th and 15th positions respectively. The other team members were Tammy Greaves, Francesca Sternberg and Jessica Sternberg.
With a rapidly expanding pool of riders competing for a coveted place on the British Team, British Reining and Team GBR are confident of their chances of a medal in forthcoming events. Sponsorship at any level could help change this potential into a reality so please contact us if you would like to get involved.